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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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Weatherby® Offers New PA-08 Field/Slug Combo
With the two interchangeable barrels of Weatherby's® new PA-08 Field/Slug Combo pump shotgun, hunters can pursue both whitetail deer in the hardwoods and pheasants in the CRP.

The PA-08 Combo comes in 12 gauge with a 24-inch rifled barrel for slug ammunition and a 28-inch field barrel for birdshot shells. Regardless of application, the PA-08 is designed to provide hunters with a commonly affordable gun that can be counted on for years of high-volume shooting.

"The quality, performance and value of our PA-08 Synthetic are now available in this new Field/Slug Combo gun," said Brad Ruddell, Weatherby's vice president of sales and marketing. "Add the versatility of interchangeable barrels and you have a true workhorse for all seasons."

The eight-groove rifled barrel has a 1-28" twist rate, with a bore diameter of .718 and groove diameter of .728. It comes with a Weaver-compatible cantilever scope mount base for big game hunters who utilize optics.

The 28-inch field barrel has chrome lining to withstand years of high-volume shooting. Lengthened forcing cones help reduce felt recoil. A vented top rib dissipates heat and helps facilitate target acquisition, as does the brass bead front sight.

Three application-specific choke tubes (Improved Cylinder, Modified and Full) come with the field barrel. The screw-in Integral Multi-Choke System is compatible with the Briley® thread pattern and allows bird hunters and target shooters to tailor their shot patterns according to need. Other highlights of the PA-08 Field/Slug Combo include a lightweight and durable black injection- molded synthetic stock. All metalwork is matte black to reduce glare. Constructed of aircraft-grade

aluminum alloys to reduce overall weight without compromising strength, the CNC-machined receiver is designed to improve the balance of the shotgun for better handling. A chrome-plated bolt helps prevent the action from binding and eases operation. The drop-out trigger system can be quickly removed for easy cleaning and reassembled. The PA-08 Field/Slug Combo has a three-inch chamber and weighs approximately 6.75 pounds. Manufacturer's suggested retail price is $467.

For more information, contact a local Weatherby dealer, call the company at (805) 227-2600 or visit www.weatherby.com.

Founded in 1945, Weatherby, Inc.'s line features the popular Vanguard® and legendary Mark V® rifles (production and custom), over/under and side-by-side shotguns in the classic Athena® and Orion® lines, Threat Response™ shotguns and rifles, semi-auto and pump shotguns, premium ammunition and security/ shooting accessories. The company is based in Paso Robles, Calif., and invites all hunters and shooters to visit and join its free online community at www.weatherbynation.com.

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Contact:
Dan Weatherby, dweatherby@weatherby.com, (805) 227-2600

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